Chances are, you have probably found yourself in the dog house more than once or after a wash if you have a pooch that hates baths. You know that your furry friend needs a good wash periodically, but sometimes you do not have the time or the energy to do a full wet bath.
If you have faced this struggle, then you and your dog may benefit from using dry shampoo for dogs. Dry shampoo comes in either a spray or powder form, and cleans dry hair by reducing the appearance of oil and leaving hair smelling fresh. If you are expecting company to come over soon and your pup smells less than fresh, then you can administer dry shampoo to help him get a little extra love from your guests.
However, dry shampoo does not replace regular baths for your dog. Baths are necessary to keep your dog clean, protect against puppy-loving pests, and prevents illness by washing away any less than sanitary residue that has stuck to your dog’s fur. Dry shampoo should be used in addition to regular baths rather than as a substitution for them.
Which Dry Dog Shampoos are Available?
If you do use dry shampoo on your dog, you should research the available products to ensure that they are pet safe and effective. There are several different varieties of dry shampoo available for dogs online and at large retailers.
Burt’s Bees™ Waterless Shampoo with Apple & Honey offers natural ingredients in a spray that provides a “spot” cleaning for your dog. You are directed to spray the product from the back of your dog’s ears down to his tail and massage into the coat.
WAHL No-Rinse Calming Dog Shampoo also offers natural ingredients for cleaner that detangles pet hair while soothing your pooch with lavender chamomile. Designed for the pup that stresses the bathing process.
Four Paws Magic Coat® Shampoo Dry Powder offers a dry shampoo in powder form that works for both cats and dogs that leaves a shine. Just sprinkle a little powder on your furry friend and brush!
These products will not replace your dog’s regular bath, but can refresh him in between washes. Just another reason to snuggle with your four-legged friend!